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Chinese cities tighten curbs against widening COVID outbreaks

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Good for them. They are now locked in to this folly, to the benefit of the rest of the planet.

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this is even more insane now that we know the vaccine neither prevents getting COVID nor stops transmission to others. But hey its China, so go ahead I guess.

-5 ( +9 / -14 )

Imagine if they did this in October 2019, when the brave doctor rasied the alarm. Instead, he was persecuted and sadly passed away. The medical professionals are the heros of this debackle, while the zoo that is humanity runs around in chaos, one crisis to the next.

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You miss my meaning. The more they carry on with their ridiculous policies, the less time they have to bother the rest of us.

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How long will China continue with that?

Until the end of the world?

I mean, we all know that Covid will never go away and will stay with us forever.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

Utter madness. Thank goodness I don't live there. Feel sorry for them. And it's not going to end anytime soon. Worst leadership since Mao.

9 ( +10 / -1 )

this is riddiculous. So much money and times of people wasted on futile efforts of eradicating something that is almost impossible to.

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Chinese people are locked in the folly, but I doubt CCP members are restricted at all. They've all gone overseas during lockdown and got innoculated with western vaccines.

If the "benefit" is the lost opportunities of the Chinese economy that are picked up by other countries what CCP members do has no importance, the point is that the unsustainable and unscientific measures are stopping the advantage that China usually has.

Reports everywhere Chinese hackers are hacking into western health insurers all over the globe to gather info on western vaccines effectiveness

Why would they need that info? there is nothing that health insurers could have that would make it easier for Chinese companies to improve their own vaccines. Nor that is wanted any way, the lockdowns are a very useful mechanism for population control that would not be needed if the population was already well immunized like in the rest of the developed world.

this is even more insane now that we know the vaccine neither prevents getting COVID nor stops transmission to others. But hey its China, so go ahead I guess.

Insane is to keep believing this, even when all scientific sources clearly prove that vaccines greatly reduce the risk from the infection and even contribute at decreasing infection and transmission.

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I don't think they are pointless, as they surely lower risk of transmitting the virus. But now that everyone who wants to has vaccinated, it's probably not worth it to continue masking indefinitely.

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Doesn't the fact that there are "widening COVID outbreaks," then, indicate that the masks don't work?

No it doesn't, because nobody has said masks are 100% efficient at stopping transmission.

To be able to say masks don't work you would need to prove there is no reduction, comparing two equivalent populations except that one wears masks and another don't and observe the same number of cases.

How else would you know that not wearing masks would cause 2, 10 or 20 times more cases?

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Here in Japan we've had seven COVID waves, with an eighth one on the way if it's not here already,

The 8th wave is here. It has been predicted by many and golly, they were right.

Seems all the cliches that are stuck to masks and vaccines can be easily applied to 0 covid as the cases creep up by significant margins everyday. The thing is masks and vaccines don't hammer the economy or ruin lives like 0 policy does, despite what others said.

Officials have repeatedly been asked to verify it's reported caseload figures, but starts to fidget, sweat and look at their watch, and mumble something about having to be off somewhere else instead of giving a straight answer.

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The silence is deafening.

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Chinese cities from Wuhan in central China to Xining in the northwest are doubling down on COVID-19 curbs, 

"Doubling down" is a well-description as the CCP is wasting money and other scarce socioeconomic resources for this zero COVID nonsense, against all odds. Opportunity costs are also growing as more and more foreign business and investors think twice. The zero-Covid stupidity only makes PCR testers happy about profits assured.

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this is even more insane now that we know the vaccine neither prevents getting COVID nor stops transmission to others. But hey its China, so go ahead I guess.

???? Eh... The reason they do the lockdown zero thing is because the population is not vaccinated enough with appropriate vaccines which are proven to be the best defence against C19. And according to reports (no vaccine campaigns or effective vaccines availability), the country will never be vaccinated enough.

And another reason is to also keep grips on the population because of the economic disaster that is being covered up, but that's another story.

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BlacklabelToday  03:40 pm JST

this is even more insane now that we know the vaccine neither prevents getting COVID nor stops transmission to others. But hey its China, so go ahead I guess.

Exactly.

If the "benefit" is the lost opportunities of the Chinese economy that are picked up by other countries what CCP members do has no importance, the point is that the unsustainable and unscientific measures are stopping the advantage that China usually has.

Factually, that is not the case, as Australia, and New Zealand, for example, both fell into a recession, and recent government statistical data shows China has a higher increase in GDP than the UK.

Insane is to keep believing this, even when all scientific sources clearly prove that vaccines greatly reduce the risk from the infection and even contribute at decreasing infection and transmission.

You misunderstood the original post. The vaccines do not stop transmission. That is a myth. No scientific journal concludes that.

To be able to say masks don't work you would need to prove there is no reduction, comparing two equivalent populations except that one wears masks and another don't and observe the same number of cases.

I guess you should have informed the WHO about your science experiment:

WHO stands by recommendation to not wear masks if you are not sick or not caring for someone who is sick

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/30/world/coronavirus-who-masks-recommendation-trnd/index.html

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

and there you have it, the final word you have all been waiting for. From the commenter

who predicted the 8th wave,

who knows Antarctica is not a country

and

is holding WHO accountable for its past errors,

and much more.

Thank you.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

Being that the likelihood of Covid being made In a lab in China is high and their lunacy in pushing lockdowns to the point of creating a rebellion , it is a bit concerning that possibly they know something we don’t….!

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 and even contribute at decreasing infection and transmission.

not what was said.

wont get COVID and cant pass it to others. its not in the body, said the CDC.

That was the simple explanation given.

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Being that the likelihood of Covid being made In a lab in China is high

No, it is not,

Yes,it is.

And it was already many times explained and demonstrated to you that the topic, the virus is probably engineered, in a chinese Lab is still not yet off the table.

But like always, you ignore the evidence shown to you.

according to the experts it is not even likely

90% of your so called experts are nothing else than a bunch of idiots, whose statements, recommendations and whatever came out of their mouth, were proven many times as totaly false and wrong, after the reality showed the real truth.

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